Study Title: Examination of the Physiological Response Associated with Adapted Exercise Modalities in Nonambulatory People with Multiple Sclerosis
Study Description: With the limited efficacy of current disease-modifying therapies for non-ambulatory individuals with MS, alternative rehabilitation strategies must be implemented in order to combat physiological deconditioning and improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).
The purpose of the study is to test types of adapted exercise equipment to determine which piece of equipment has the greatest potential for improving cardiorespiratory fitness for adults with multiple sclerosis who use a wheelchair. The team is also interested in understanding how people with MS enjoy using these different pieces of adapted exercise equipment. The findings from this study will help inform future exercise interventions for individuals with multiple sclerosis who use a wheelchair.
Recruitment Dates: 2019-05-24 to 2020-12-01
Who can participate: Individuals between 18 and 75 years old with multiple sclerosis who use wheelchair for mobility may be eligible to participate. Must be relapse-free in the past 30 days.
Location of Trial: University of Ottawa
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Trial Funding: Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)